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10 December 2018
Announcing a new novel by John le Carré

Agent Running in the Field will be published in October 2019.

4 December 2018
New Jackson Brodie Novel by Kate Atkinson

Big Sky will be published on 18th June 2019.

27 November 2018
Margaret Atwood Writing Handmaid’s Tale Sequel

The Testaments is to be published September 2019.

9 November 2018
Erin Morgenstern returns with new book The Starless Sea

The author of the international bestselling novel, The Night Circus returns in 2019 with a magical, timeless and wholly original love story set in a secret underground world.

17 September 2018
'Design Your Dream Room' Competition Winner!

170 amazing entries later, we’re delighted to announce the winner of our ‘Design Your Dream Room’ competition . . .

 

12 June 2018
2018 PANZ Book Design Awards shortlist announced

We are delighted to share our five books shortlisted for the 2018 PANZ Book Design Awards.

Extracts

Ocean

As an island nation, Aotearoa New Zealand has borders which are both clearly defined and highly permeable.

The Front Runner

To get to the tiny village of Kittredge, Colorado, which for five days in 1987 became the unlikely center of the political solar system, you have to take the interstate about ten miles west of Denver

We Can See You

Even the most perfect life can shatter in seconds, and Brook Connor’s nightmare began approximately two minutes after she walked through her front door.

Tom Clancy's Oath of Office

In Mother Russia, secrets did not stay secret for long.

The First Lady

Twenty-one minutes before the ambush, Harrison Tucker is lying on his stomach on a king-size bed in an Atlanta hotel room

Once Upon a River

There was once an inn that sat peacefully on the bank of the Thames at Radcot, a long day’s walk from the source.

Articles

A Chef’s Christmas

Our foodie authors share their top tips for planning a festive feast.

DR. JORDAN B. PETERSON ANNOUNCES NZ TOUR DATES

International bestselling author Dr. Jordan B Peterson will bring his 12 Rules for Life Tour to NZ in February, with special guest Dave Rubin.

5 Inspiring Things We Learn About Michelle Obama in Becoming

Five facts the book has taught us about one of the most inspirational women of our time.

On Design: Killing Commendatore

Suzanne Dean, creative director at Vintage, shares the creative process for designing the cover for Haruki Murakami’s latest novel.

Things to Try if Your Toddler Won’t Eat

In Babies & Toddlers, Kaz Cooke explains there will be days that your toddler will not be interested in much food, the next they’ll be ‘on the fang’. Keeping up with this can be frustrating, and patience is key. In Babies & Toddlers there are tips to get even the fussiest toddlers eating.

How Babies Change and Learn

In Babies & Toddlers, Kaz Cooke helps parents understand a child’s physical, emotional and communication development milestones, from six-week-old babies through to three-year-olds. Including hints on fun ways to encourage development, and when (or whether) to see a doctor, Babies & Toddlers has it covered.

Recipes

White Chocolate and Berry Coconut Mountains

A sweet, festive treat from Rachel Khoo’s Little Swedish Kitchen.

Berry Pancakes

Thick, spongy pancakes from The Cook’s Apprentice – perfect for a special breakfast.

Panna Cotta with Shortbread and Strawberries

We’re fans of panna cotta set in a glass or dish as you can use less gelatine since you don’t need to turn it out. This is paired with local strawberries mixed with limoncello, which is a great combo.

Harissa Chicken Steaks with Kale + Barley Tabouleh

Harissa, a spice mix from North Africa, packs a real flavour punch and is great for marinating any meat.

Rainbow Roasted Vegetables

This recipe for rainbow roasted vegetables will brighten up your dinner table, and adds plenty of delicious flavours, vibrant colours and wholesome veggies to any feast.

Caramelised Plum Upside-Down Cake

This gloriously sticky and comforting plum upside-down cake is incredibly easy to make. 

Q&A

A Conversation with Michelle Obama

Questions and answers with the former First Lady.

A Day in the Life: Kelly Wilson

When you’re an author/ photographer/ horse tamer/ adventurer is there any such thing as ‘a usual day’? Find out in our interview with Kelly Wilson, author of the Showtym Adventures series.

Where I work from: Ruth Paul

We love seeing the work spaces of creative folk. Join us as award-winning picture book creator Ruth Paul invites us into her studio for a nosy around!

Q&A with David Hill and Phoebe Morris

The co-creators of Hero of the Sea interview each other about writing, illustrating and their latest collaboration.

The Doctor Will See You Now

10 questions with Dr Nic Gill, All Blacks’ strength and conditioning coach and author of Health Your Self

Ottolenghi on Simple

In an homage to everything SIMPLE, Yotam Ottolenghi shares his simple pleasures.

Activities

Which Wilson sister are you?

The Wilson sisters might share a love of horses, but each has a very different approach to life and to riding. Are you most like Vicki, Kelly or Amanda? Take this quiz to find out!

Hero of the Sea: Activity

Use the key to unlock the secret message!

New from the Author of Eragon

Continuing the adventures of Eragon, The Fork, The Witch and The Worm: Tales of Alagaësia is a new collection of stories from author Christopher Paolini.

 

 

Roald Dahl Party Pack

The Roald Dahl Party pack has all you need to create the ultimate Dahl Day Party!

Mother's Day Giftwrap

Print your own Penguin gift wrap for your Mother's Day gift

The Unmourned Crossword

Settle down with a cup of eight down and test your skills. 

Book Clubs

Becoming Book Club Notes

A reading guide for Michelle Obama’s intimate, powerful and inspiring memoir.

SHORT STORY CLUB – 29 NOVEMBER 2018

Read the story being discussed on Jesse Mulligan’s show on Radio New Zealand on 29 November 2018.

The Pearl Thief Book Club Notes

A sweeping, epic story of love and betrayal from Fiona McIntosh; The Pearl Thief will leave a lasting impression on your book club.

SHORT STORY CLUB – 13 DECEMBER 2018

Read the story being discussed on Jesse Mulligan’s show on Radio New Zealand on 13 December 2018

SHORT STORY CLUB – 18 OCTOBER 2018

Read the story being discussed on Jesse Mulligan’s show on Radio New Zealand on 18 October 2018

SHORT STORY CLUB – 4 OCTOBER 2018

Read the story being discussed on Jesse Mulligan’s show on Radio New Zealand on 4 October 2018

Bonus

Colonial Tiny House - Manawatu

Many people know the Manawatu– Wanganui region only as a flat, green slice of provincial quietness that you drive through on the way from Wellington to the Central Plateau.

A Note from Monica

Start reading an exclusive animated extract of The Trip of a Lifetime.

Start a Book Club

Eight simple tips for getting your reading group up and running.

Enter the Red Wake

Join Kurt Johnson on his travels through the former Eastern Bloc.

Free Jack Reacher Short Story

An exclusive Lee Child short story to celebrate the release of No Middle Name.

Free Fiona McIntosh eBook

Download McIntosh’s story behind her novel, The Perfumer’s Secret.